In this article, you’ll learn how to create a Shopify blog post with PageFly so you can have more control over the layout and design of your blog.
You can install PageFly Drag & Drop Page Builder for Free here.
Before going to know how to create a blog post page, this video tutorial will help you to have a clear view of how to create a blog post page:
There are 2 ways to create a PageFly blog post page:
- Create the page from scratch
- Create the page from templates
In the PageFly dashboard, head to the Pages tab > Click on the Create blank page button on the right sidebar to start building your page from scratch > Select Blog post.
From the Pages Dashboard, hit the Create from template button > Choose Blog post. Once the Template Library is opened, you can pick a suitable PageFly template for your Blog Post page. Click Select after you have chosen one.
- Head to the header of the Editor > On the top right sidebar, click on More actions > Choose Page settings.
- Scroll down to the Theme’s sections > Enable Blog post info.
3. Hit Save.
Once you’ve done with all customizations, it’s time to hit the Save and publish button at the top right sidebar.
To successfully publish a blog post, you’ll need to add the Page title and Page URL and then add the additional settings of a blog post.
You can add more blog posts in Shopify assigned to different Shopify blogs. You can add to your PageFly blog page with these blog posts.
All of them give you 4 types of blog options you can choose including:
- Blog Post Info: Enable this option to show the blog date and the author.
- Assigned Tags: Enable this option to show Tags set to the blog post in your Shopify Admin.
- Featured Image: Enable this option to show the Blog posts Featured image set in your Shopify Admin.
- Comment Form: Enable this option to show a comment section on the blog page.
Note that if you enable the Comment Form type and want the comments to be displayed, you need to allow it in the Shopify admin.
To enable this option, go to the Online Store of Shopify admin > Blog posts in the dropdown menu > Manage blogs.
You can see the image below:
And then choose a blog you want to show comments, in this example, choose the “News” blog.
You can see the Comments are disabled. Now click on the “News” blog.
In the Comments section on the left screen, choose “Comments are allowed, and are automatically published” option, and then click on the Save button like the image below.
You can also choose the second option if you don’t want any comments to be automatically published. If you choose this option, any comments in your blog post will be controlled and moderated by you.
The Page Optimization configures settings for the optimization of your page. You can find it in the Optimization tab in Page Setting.
You can choose to Enable Lazyload Images for any page you want. For the page(s) you set up Lazyload Images on, when you scroll down, the images below will be loaded gradually. It is applied for all the images such as Collection Image, Background Image, Product Image, etc.
The Lazyload Images option helps to optimize your page loading speed. Basically, it helps your page load fast.
The Header and Footer section is displayed when you choose all types of pages, except the Password Page. You can choose to show or hide the header and footer of the page in the General Tab in the Page settings. To edit the header and footer, visit your theme customizer.
We’ve chosen the Cipi template because this template can be found in the Blog Post page type. You can change to other templates and add information to suit your store. Here is a quick look at the Cipi template.
You can use the Blog Posts element to show a single, or a list of blogs, from your Shopify store on a page. You also can take time to check this blog out to understand more about how to make full use of your Blog post page.
You can consult this video about using the Layout element on your page
Yes, you can freely create a blog post on Shopify, as this worldwide online store comes with a built-in blogging engine.
Yes it is, if you plan to create a Shopify Blog Post from scratch.
Shopify is on standard for SEO optimisation, as it has clean coding and organized structure, however, you cannot install common SEO third-parties plug-ins to SEO admin, such as RankMath and YoastSEO… Therefore, you should still have a subdomain parallel with Shopify Online Store to do blog posting for well-SEO written articles.